Albanian Cucumber Yogurt (Tarator)


Traditional Albanian yogurt (Kos) is homemade, it tastes the same as Greek yogurt and is really simple to make. This Albanian cucumber yogurt (Tarator) is great as a side dip to any Albanian food, and a great way to have something different then just plain.


Albanian Cucumber Yogurt (Tarator)


Servings: 1 Dish

Execution time: 5 Minutes



  • 3 Cups Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 Cucumber (Peeled & Grated)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Oil or 1 Garlic Clove (Grated)
  • Salt
  • Mint (Optional)


Mix the yogurt, cucumber, salt, olive oil, garlic oil or garlic together in a bowl. Pour into a small pot ready for serving. Chill for 15 minutes before serving.



For a hint of mint in the cucumber yogurt, mix two mint leaves diced or a sprinkle of dried mint into the mixture.

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